Thomas R. Tölle

Technical University of Munich, Germany

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer.nat. Thomas R. Tölle

Thomas Tölle is a Professor of Neurology at the Technische Universität München, Germany. He is a neurologist and psychologist by training and is Head of Pain Medicine at Klinikum rechts der Isar. He was formerly also appointed as Professor of Medical Psychology and Neurobiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

He set up an interdisciplinary research group for clinical and experimental research into pain, focusing primarily on the neurobiological mechanisms of neuronal plasticity, pharmacological treatment and central imaging with fMRI and PET. His research and clinical interests also include the prevention and treatment of chronic neuropathic pain and he is spokesman and runs the headoffice of the German Research Network for Neuropathic Pain (DFNS). Prof. Tölle has authored many peer reviewed publications and lectures on many aspects of pain medicine all over the world, served as the president of the German IASP chapter and has chaired the scientific program committee for the EFIC European Pain Congress in 2017 in Copenhagen.

His most recent activity in research:
From 4/2023 he will be Coordinator and PI in the study DISCOVER: „Effect of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain“. The study is performed with 80 centers in Germany and Austria on 2300 patients in four indications (back pain, DPN, postoperative/postsurgical pain, central pain) over 12 month.